The Hutchinson News from Hutchinson, Kansas on April 11, 1942 · Page 3
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Hutchinson, Kansas
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Saturday, April 11, 1942
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SATURDAY, APRIL It, 1942 THE HUTCH! N SO N. K A Ms AS. MEWS PAGE THREE Oil ami litis 1'ield* Oil Pace Still slow Quickening Anticipated tit Kansas, However By The Associated Press Drilling activity in-» Kansas oil fields continued nt a slow pace In the week ended Wednesday but operators expressed the opinion the next tew months would sec broader operations. Of 24 tests started In the week 14 were completed In 11 counties tor 9,206 bnrrols a day. First re ports for the previous week to taled 29 with 12 completions for 9,805 barrels daily. Rice and Jefferson counties topped the state In new drilling, each reporting five starts. Hooks, Stafford, Russell and Leavenworth counties had two each. Sedgwick, Ellsworth, Reno, Barton and Cow- Icy counties came through with one apiece. No new gas wells were reported Nino dry holes and one salt water disposal well sent completions for the week to 24. New supplies found in the state's prorated oil fields look a sharp dip in the week ended Friday, ten wells being completed for only 3,801 barrels daily. The week before saw as many completions, but the ten wells assigned potentials by the state corporation commission In that period were good for 8,234 barrels a day. One Of 9 Regional Track Meets Here Topeka (/PI — The State High School Activities Association announced today nine regional track meets May 8 and 9 as qualifying events for the state meet at Wich ita May IS and 18. Regionnls will be at Manhatton and Pittsburg May 8 and at Atchison, Beloit, Eureka, Hays, Hutchinson, Norton and Scott City May 9. Winners of the first four places in Individual events and of the first three places in relays will be eligible for state competition, Tennis tournaments, from which winners and runner-ups In singles and doubles will go to the Wichita championships, will be May 9 at Hays, Hutchinson, Independence. Kansas City, Salina, Scott City, Topeka and Winfield. Golf entries wiH go directly to the state tournament, also at Wichita, without qualifying in regional play. Wat Dcpartnwnt FRANKIE GUSTKYE, Pirate second baseman, who played wit h Hutchinson five years ago, talks over the old days with Jim Davis, ardent baseball fan. Gustine brought a present for Mrs. W. A. "Ma" F icken at whose table he used to eat. Center fiery Frankie Frisch, Pirate manager, turns on the verbal heat during the game with the Athletic s. Honus Wagner may be a veteran of ancient days but lie thrilled like any young blood when Gloria and Martha Post, sisters from McPherso n and baseball fans, demanded his autograph yesterday. (Staff Photos) Barber County Club . Women For Control Washington OP)—Senator Reed (R-Kas) told the senate he had received a resolution from the Barber county, Kas., Council of Women's clubs, urging steps to "curb the control and domination of the so-called organized labor leaders," in order to prepare properly for the war effort. To this end, said the resolution, the 40 hour week should be abolished and no government contracts should be given persons or firms requiring prospective employes to be members of any labor organ ization. Copies of the resolution also were sent to Senator Capper (R- Kas) and Representative Hope (R-Kas). "We are convinced," the resolution stated, "that during the past several years an organized labor bloc, headed by unscrupulous leaders, has developed in the United States and is now attempt­ ing to dictate not only the dlrcc tion of our war effort but also the pattern of our way of life and governmept to follow the war. This group is so well known as are their operations that we do not need to more clearly identify them." Topeka Postmaster Forced To Retire Topeka (A") —Topeka's postmas ter, John E. Barrett, will retire April 30, the victim of the new retirement law governing federal employes. Vigorous for his 72 years, Barrett will round out 15 years as a government employe. He served seven and one-half years in the U. S. Land Office and is completing seven and one-half years as postmaster. Active in Democratic politics, Barrett was Shawnee county chairman 12 years and was treasurer of the State Central Committee four years. Northeast Kansas Hotarians Meet Ottawa, Kas. W)—Three hun drcd and fifty Rotarians and their wives from 29 clubs in northeast Kansas are expected to attend the 123rd district conference here Sunday and Monday. Speakers include Dr. Alfred T>. Haake of Chicago, managing director of the National Association of Furniture Manufacturers; Harry H. Rogers, Tulsa banker; Hugh G. Grant, former U. S. minister to Thailand and Albania and Robert E.Hill of the University of Missouri. Dr. David L. McFarlanc of Emporia is district governor. The Green Mountains are in Vermont. Union Wins, Taverns Go Chicken Pickers To Reform LaClede Laclede,.Mo. (/P)—Chicken Pick ers local union No. 287 campaigned in the municipal election on this reform platform: Pluck out the town's pool hall and beer parlors! The union won every office. Today—four days after the election —the pool hall and the two taverns were closed. Usually about 50 votes are cast in this quiet northwest Missouri town's elections. This time, spurred by the Union's entrance into politics, 257 persons voted.' The population is 842. Sandy haired Carl Mathiasch, the poultry dressers' mayoralty candidate, polled 154 votes to 103 for his opponent, E. L. Richmond, a retired businessman backed by the Citizens party, The union also elected three aldermen, the collector, city marshal and school board. "One thing no one can say about the chicken pickers' slate," Mayor Mathiasch noted, "is that we are| in politics for money. As mayor my salary is SI a month, and the aldermen get 50 cents a month." Laclede, the boyhood home of Gen. John J. Pershing, has only one industry—the large poultry house which employs 200 union members. Many members of the union, an American Federation of Labor affiliate, have lived here more than 20 years. They objected to pool halls and taverns as detrimental to their children. Mayor Mathiasch said the chick­ en pickers party would adhere to its campaign slogan while in office. It said: "We pledge ourselves to the emancipation of Dur class—labor —from poverty .selfishness and ignorance. To the general welfare of the citizenry of Laclede, may the policy of the quotation, 'Most good for the greatest number,' be invoked." Auxiliaries All Privates No Titles For War Police Officers "Gold braid" will be at a minimum in Hutchinson's auxiliary police force being organized as a civilian defense measure. Chief Marion Scott assigned Captain H. J. Sloan as police department "war officer" today and announced training of volunteer officers will start in a few days. Urges Aid To Axis Enemies Sen. Austin Wants Effort Redoubled . Washington (fFj —Senator Austin of Vermont, the assistant Republican leader, urged today that America redouble its efforts to supply Russia and China with critical military equipment as the speediest means of striking at the Axis while the United Nations marshal their forces for an offensive in the Pacific. Austin, a member of the senate military affairs committee, said it appeared to him that it additional American'aid was forthcoming the Russians might be able not only to halt the projected Nazi spring offensive but turn it into a decisive defeat. Praising the "audacious fight" being made by the Soviet armies, Austin told reporters it was evident, however, that an ever-in- All members of the volunteerjereasing amount of supplies must force will be "privates." They' rea ch them if they were to con- will train for work, not for glory, I Un - Ue to push the Germans back, ton home, 205 East 17th, for a program of moving pictures. They will have a picnic tonight. The boys are Robert Coleman, Dale Dunn, Clinton Ehrlich, Robert 1 Gross, Frederick Hulse, Donald Kretzer, Arthur Broyles, Donald Payne, Buddy Smith, Wayne Sherman and James Leonard. MAYOR Willis N. Kelly has a complaint. He said a flag pole has been placed in the middle of the Green street park, ruining a baseball diamond, and that youngsters hove been forbidden to play in the park. As a result, he said, "they all play in my yard." A Close Call For Franklin Made Cantou-Snnion Trip On Barge Hazardous escape from a Pacific' island, perilous trip over sub-infested waters In a crude barge pulled by tugboats, and experience under shellfire in Samoa were adventures Dr. Glen Franklin could describe In his mother, Mrs. John C. Franklin, R.FD 2, here recently. Now a first lieutenant studying plastic surgery in Walter Reed hospital. Washington, D. C, Dr. Franklin wasn't permitted to tell even his mother how lie traveled home from the Southwest Pacific, where he went last June as a physician for Pan American Airways. He was on Canton island, expecting to be transferred to Wake island, when the Jnps assaulted Pearl Harbor. Ordered from Canton island, Dec. 17, he left with 300 construction workers in the tug-pulled barge for a four-day, three-night trip without convoy to Samoa. The arrival was in seas so stormy as to be almost a typhoon, Mrs. Franklin quotes her physician son. His first night In Samoa the barracks where he stayed were struck by shellfire. He brought home some of the shell fragments. After returning to the west coast. Dr. Franklin spent about a month in San Francisco before leaving Pan American Airways for the army. He previously held tt reserve commission. Navy Signs Three Robert Oscar Arndt, 34, 604 North Star; Bill Brien Holt, 20, 402 East Fourth, and William Dallas Graham, 32, Stafford, are recruits signed at Hutchinson navy sub station, increasing to 341 the number taken here since Pearl Harbor. Holt will enter training to be a naval aviation officer. At Camp Welters Roy Frost Jr., son of Supt. and Mrs. Roy Frost, KSIR, stationed in the infantry at Camp Wolters, near Mineral Wells, Tex.; there since March 4. To Plan For Quotas Vote AAA Committeemen To Meet Monday Conceding that the loss of Ba taan peninsula to the Japanese and there will be no elaborate. set-up of ranks and titles, Scott, would'free many Nipponese 'troops stressed. for action elsewhere, Austin said Sergeant Nash Hawver will be lhis ' act could ue ° rfset i£ some war traffic officer, to assist Cap-! af tne vast manpower of China tain Sloan in some phases of training. Civilian war effort work will be Sloan's chief responsibility from now on, with other duties coming| Rlls sian military command second, Scott announced. added that he felt the Chi and inese The auxiliary police force willi fore es had an equally competent be compact and intensely trained, I staff headed by Generalissimo Scott said. About 50 members are!Chiang Kai-Shek, contemplated at present. They] Senator Hill of Alabama, the Plans for Reno county's part in that an evor-in-i the national referendum May 2 on wheat marketing quotas will be made at a meeting of the 36 AAA community committeemen Monday in the courthouse community room. The county committee will ask the aid of community representatives in deciding on polling places and personnel, voting hours, ond on schedule for a series of discussion meetings to precede the referendum. Details of the 1042 referendum will be similar to last year, a Reno county AAA delegation learned at a district meeting in McPherson yesterday. One change noted by County Agent Donald Ingle is that abs'en could be properly equipped and moved to battle areas. Austin said he was impressed by the leadership displayed by the Believe It Or Not A WINDOW MEET WIDE AND&FEET HI&H CAN BE DOUBLED IH SI2.E. AND STILL BE afT. X3FT HOW? Awwei'tteitwsk _ CAN BE SEEN FR0MTHBR0CK ATOP LOOKOUT rtOUMTAIN/ TENNESSEE, KENTUCKY, VIRGINIA, N.CAROLINA S.CAROUNA, GEORGIA, ALA8AMA H. J.SPENDER TREASURER OF THE FIREMEN'S ASS'N. NEW OfRSE/ &AVER HAS A SPLIT CLAW ON ITS HINP FEET TO SNARLS FROM ITS FUR cal and other tests as applicants! Russians and Chinese ought to for regular police jobs. ihave increased aid but pointed out The auxiliary police training is that the amount of equipment a phase of concerted civilian activ-j which could be sent would bo deities directed by the local defense termined largely by available council, with Police Judge Albert shipping. S. Teed as chairman. I Heavy reinforcements and addi- No provision is being made torsional equipment must be sent to women auxiliary police at present.;Gen. Douglas MacArthuv and his First aid, making of reports and men in Australia if an offensive traffic direction are among sub-;force is to be built up there, he jects to be taken up immediately.!sald. J of the county committee by the time the polls close, instead of by the following Monday. Absentee voters may apply to any county committee in advance for registration and ballots. Eligible voters will be wheat growers with at least 15 acres or 200 bushels production. Quotas do Back In Duty Sgt. Paul Payne, of the U. S. marine corps, son of Mr. and Mrs John F. Payne. 302 Lee, left Thursday night for San Diego to report lor duty. Sergeant Payne was on a brief furlough after a lour of duty in Iceland. Master Plant Can't Keep With Orders Continued from Page One) _ elusive term describing the Master operations. Many details arc secret, but the Master companyj machines thousands upon thousands of small parts of many different types, all important in the 1 country's war effort. More than 30,000 pieces have, been made for one Wichita airplane company, and more than 12,000 for another. Much work has been done for an east coasl! plant, a high proportion of the 1 products for the distant customer being shipped by air express from Hutchinson. Has Own Products In addition to individual parts, Master machinists turn out assorted sub-assemblies. Its own patented lathe converter, a milling- and grinding machine, is sold iiv quantity. Back orders for the' converter now total 101, with 300 more coming up. i Master output during March! was double that of February. The Hills expect the March deliveries Before a casting ran be machined, a tool must be built to do the job. The value of tools made by thft Master company to date is almost as great as the value of the partj turned out. On Lcc" Hill's desk is a rough steel casting that is easily picked up with one hand. "It will take three weeks and $1,200 to make the jig in which to drill and machine that piece." Hill explains. "After that is done, we can turn out finished parts at the rate of one every six or eight hours.'' The Master company has an advantage when it comes to tools, the Hills admit. Have Experts "We've not had to depend on any tool company to make special tools for us," they explain. "Some of our'men who have been with us several years are expert tool makers. There have been times when we have made deliveries of certain tools for our customers in 24 hours, when it would have taken six months to purchase 1 'ieiT. frpm a major tool company." Most of the men added to the force since the M-M company came to Hutchinson were unskilled, however, and have been trained in the plant. Some of the machine operations require great skill, others little. Plenty Of Fljrurlnjr Figuring bid. 1 , and keeping track of materials, parts and tools is a complicated job. The company has b-cn asked, for example, to submit bids for 350,000 pieces for one concern. The order would Include 150 different, items, costing, perhaps, from $1 to $20 per piece. Several new lathes and grinders have been added to the shop since .the company moved from Lodge City. Preparations are being made for more. The office force has grown from four to 10 persons, and departments have been added. The expansion has been abrupt. For ,i long time after the move there was difficulty getting materials. As late as last November the company had on its payroll only 17 key men. Then tangles began to straighten out. Financing the expansion has been a problem. The partners have been trying to get government aid, and are still hopeful. Shea Production manager Bernard Shea, 912 East A, Is head of the M-M production department, and Mrs. Shea is office manager. V. L. Morton, 117 East 14th, is plant superintendent. Don Morton, 027 East Sixth, is tool foreman. Shift foremen are A. W. Seaman, 522 East Sixth; Carl Larson, 1017 North Plum, and Nerval Meskimen, 928 East Sherman. C. O. WiUoughby, 828 East Fourth, heads the inspection department; C. F. Peters, 926 East Third, is production foreman; Robert LcFever, 620 East Sherman, is accountant, and George Griesinger, 212 West Eighth, is new cost accountant. Lee Hill lives at 1405 North Main, and Charles Hill at 30 West I4th. Switchman Killed Kansas City, Kas. (/P)—Charles W. Warner, 23, Rock Island railroad switchman, died under the wheels of a locomotive last night in an accident near the Cudahy packing plant. Read News-Herald Want Ads. not apply to those producing less to be doubled in May, and the] than 200 bushels, Hendcrshot Heads Co-Op Dairymen Directors of the Ark Valley Co operative Dairy association, at their annual election of officers this week end, elevated C. L. Hendershot, RFD 2, Hutchinson, from vice president to president, and named R. L. Evans, RFD 2, Hutch inson, as vice president. O. P. Linscheld, Arlington, replaces N. L. Anderson, Partridge, as secretary-treasurer. Other board members ore Fred Strickler, retiring president; A. M. Davis, Emil Krehbiel and Carl O'Hara. Howard Manges, manager; Sidney Hughes, buttermakcr, and Hendershot attended the annual meeting of cooperative creameries at Manhattan Wednesday and Thursday of this week. Ww BECAME VICS-PWESIPENT QFU.S IN A FOREIGN COUNTR/ Sufficient Reason Oakland W)—Police Judge Joseph Kennedy listened to the plea of John Shiba, 24- ycar-old Japanese violator of the new curfew regulations and found it so compelling that he concurred with the FBI and turned Shiba loose. Shlba said he stayed out past the 8 p. m. deadline because he was drunk. He got drunk, he said, because: "I am American - born. When those Japs put over their sneak on Pearl Harbor, I was ashamed. So ashamed that I couldn't look an American in the face. And when the Japs took Singapore, I was too ashamed to look an Englishman in the face. , "And every time I went out, I kept seeing Americans und Englishmen. So, I got drunk — pie-eyed drunk—so drunk that I couldn't see anybody," Odds and Ends Of the Day's News CENTRAL FIBRE Products Co. will suspend production for three or four days nex't week to repair machinery, Charles E. Carey, gen eral manager, said today. FOR THE THIRD successive year, Robert Pace, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Puce, 304 East 13th, won first place Friday in the high school elimination contest In piano to represent the school in the American High School Music contest. He will go to the district convention at Wichita and if he qualifies there, he will go to the national festival in Omaha, Neb. The last two years he has represented the high school in the national festivals at Kansas City and Topeka and at both places received a highly superior rating. EDNA E. DAVIDSON, 411 East Third, reported to police her house was unlocked and a small cedar chest stolen. The chest .contained old coins, keepsakes and papers. HERE'S .CONCRETE evidence Hendershot Fined For Disturbance Seth "Jack" Hendershot, 028 East F, was fined $0 and sentenced to 30 days in jail today in po lice court after Mr. and Mrs. Merle Kelsey, 620 East F, testified he knocked a pair of scissors out of Mrs. Kelsey's hand last night and struck her. Found guilty of assault and battery and disturbing the peace, Hendershot said he merely went to the Kelsey home to inquire if they knew why his boy was "fired at the junk yard." Hendershot and Kelsey are brothers-in-law. A possession of liquor charge against Hendershot was continued to obtain testimony of arresting officers, who brought in a bottle of whiskey which they reported was thrown from his car. Kelsey signed a complaint against Hendershot. May output to be doubled in June. Must Make Tools First "That's because we've had to spend so much time designing and, making tools," the Hills explain.) IDEALS IN PRACTICE Opua highest code of ethics •*• for funeral directors is that of the NATIONAL SELECTED MORTICIANS — ideals of service to the public scrupulously upheld for 23 years. Our membership assures you fair dealing, plain pricing, nmpliti facilities and capable service at any hour of the diy ot night, for the ideals of N. S. M. and our organization are net only subscribed to—but practiced, Johnson & Sons FUNERAL DIRECTORS It has been estimated that the livestock industry suffers an annual loss of $40,000,000 from tuberculosis. The deposit of hoar frost on foliage does not always cause damage, but at times actually acts as a protection. The famous English dramatist, that the coming of Cessna * to. n«;n»i .H "<sC^«." Hutchinson and" other promising S ^fttoy inlhorI^ factors are causing increased real 1 estate'activity: C. H. Burr, Kan ' " i Read News-Herald sas City insurance company exec- Ads for Bargains, utive, here this week on otheri business, was so impressed with the industrial and business outlook that he bought a residence property as an investment, and is contemplating additional purchases. The property bought was that at 324 East Ninth, from C. G. Bennett, The McNaghten company handled the deal. VOLUNTEER OFFICE workers in the YMCA boys department! had a business meeting last night at Dale Dunn's home, 300 East 1.0th. then went to the Fred Sut- Classitied COMING NEXT WEEK ORIGINAL REXALL 1c SALE Save Your Empty Tooth I*M(e Tube»—For Our to Sale, MURRAY DRUG 7 th and M«Ja Phone m Varieties of Field Grown PERENNIALS WAGONER NURSERIES Phone 31 C. D. "Bill" Wagoner 1 Mi. N. Airport When You Think of LIFE INSURANCE -THINK OF- THE INSURANCE HUTCHINSON Prank A Hidden, Vice Pre*. & Secy. i, O. MoCarroll. Treasurer CoMPANy KAN SAS Will S. Thompson. President. J. A. Wood. Agency Supervisor A. E. Joeut, Ass'l Secy. 25* ANNIVERSARY YEAR

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